Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The PA news agency understands the England international and Reds academy graduate has committed to a four-year deal.

“I’m honoured to be given the opportunity and to be shown the trust in the club to be given an extension, so it was a no-brainer for me,” the 22-year-old told

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“The state the club is in and where I’m at in my career is always a good option for me.

“To extend and make sure I’m here longer is always a good thing. I’m made up.

“It’s the only club I’ve ever really known, so to be here for this amount of time and extending to be here for a longer amount of time is amazing for me and my family.

“It’s a proud moment for me – it always is – signing a new contract here.”

Trent’s teammate Virgil van Dijk made his return from injury on Friday after an ACL injury picked up in October last year.

Earlier this month the defender stated the “big difference” that VvD’s return will make to the Liverpool team.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “In and around the team, he’s such a big difference for us.

“Amazing guy, amazing player. But the impact he has on us is huge, he knows that himself and knows the role he needs to play within the team, as a leader and as one of the captains.

“He’s a big part of the team and everyone is really pleased to see him back training and in and around the team.”

Speaking on his return to action, van Dijk said on Twitter: “285 days ago, I started on a journey back towards playing. It’s hard to express how I am feeling, but it’s important to me that I say I feel blessed to have had the support of so many incredible people.

“The surgeon, my physios, coaches and staff who have been with me in my corner since day one. My teammates for giving me energy and keeping my head up. The fans for their love, support and encouragement.

“And most of all, my family because without them, I’d be nothing. Thank you. The work doesn’t stop now. It’s only just starting. We keep going!”

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